Sale of the Week: Mar. 4-10

This week’s big sale: end-of-season clearance at Junior League Bargain Box in Poughkeepsie

Look out, trend-setters — the past is making a comeback! More than ever, today’s style is not about nabbing what’s hot on the runway, but what you can make with the stuff that’s already in your closet (or someone else’s). Which is why consignment shops and discount stores — like Poughkeepsie’s Junior League Bargain Box — are the inspiration for a lot of 2010’s best looks. This week, Valley recessionistas take a peek inside the Bargain Box, which celebrates its end-of-season clearance (starting March 9); items throughout the shop can be had for less than a buck.

Manager Joan Diamond says, “It’s another way to think ‘green,’ recycle, and save our landfills from textile waste — and money — during these unstable economic times.” You can count us in!

Clearance schedule: Mar. 9, all clothing $1 each; Mar. 11 & 12, all clothing $0.50 each; Mar. 13, all clothing $0.25 each; Mar. 13, all clothing free after 3 p.m.

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Dresses and skirts:

» B2 red satin gown with rhinestone detail on neckline ($1 or less)
» Bill Levkoff black satin strapless gown, size 4 ($1 or less)
» Liz Claiborne black short-sleeved dress with narrow white pinstripe detail, size 22 ($1 or less)

Tops and bottoms:

» Beaded black leather knee-length skirt ($1 or less)
» Chico black long-sleeved V-neck top ($1 or less)
» Croft + Barrow royal blue fitted shirt jacket ($1 or less)
» Express black leather pants ($1 or less)
» Gap 4-pocket red leather pants ($1 or less)
» Hot Kiss fitted black 3-button jacket ($1 or less)
» Jovani royal blue sleeveless top with beading, plus-sized ($1 or less)
» Limited gold skirt with lace overlay ($1 or less)
» Sag Harbor turquoise hooded velour jacket ($1 or less)

Footwear and accessories:

» 1803 women’s black leather round-toe Oxford shoes ($1 or less)
» Bali black heels with open side detail ($1 or less)
» Chico scarf with black, red, blue, purple design ($1 or less)
» Coach vintage bag in maroon with strap ($1 or less)
» Nine West leopard-print small bag ($1 or less)
» Roper brown suede booties ($1 or less)
» White scarf with knotted-fur detail ($1 or less)
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girls shopping
The Bargain Box
794 Main St., Poughkeepsie

845-471-3530 or
» This shop is at the top of our shopping list when it comes to “Living Well For Less!”

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